Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

What scanner is best for you?

Many clinicians are moving from simple measurements/casting to scanning. Scanning is more accurate and can save time. In addition, most manufacturers prefer a scan to simple measurements because of the accuracy scanning provides by showing the actual physical anatomical shape. With patient satisfaction being paramount, we believe scanning leads to a better fit of the orthoses/prostheses, leading to a more successful outcome.

The following outlines three scanning options we can provide, with various price points, each with benefits over the other.

For pricing of each scanner, please email Jamie Benelli.

Structure Sensor Scanner

This product is manufactured by Occipital and distributed by Boston O&P.

This inexpensive option is best for clinicians who want to start scanning to improve their patient outcomes. It is ideal as the first move from casting to scanning.

This small, portable option can be used for torso and leg data capture but is not recommended for cranial scanning.

This product can integrate with Rodin software if the clinician wants to do their own CAD modifications. If you aren’t interested in doing modifications on your own we can handle those here at Boston O&P.

The structure sensor is the perfect option for first time scanners and allows clinics to try scanning without a heavy capital outlay.

Find more information on the Structure Sensor Scanner at http://rodin4d.com/en/Products/acquisition/structure-sensor 

M4D White Light Scanner

This product is manufactured by Creaform and distributed by Boston O&P.

This is the mid-priced choice in our arsenal of scanning options. More sophisticated than the structure sensor, with greater accuracy. This uses White Light technology (pulsing light) to capture the patient’s anatomy.

It’s simple to use and can scan all body parts - torso, arms, legs, and cranial. It requires a power outlet to function. It also requires the use of a shoulder covering apron for cranial scans, which may cause some issue for some clinicians.

This product can integrate with Rodin software if the clinician wants to do their own CAD modifications. If you aren’t interested in doing your own modifications we can handle those here at Boston O&P.

Boston O&P will help with the financing of this option.

If you want to generate your own cranial reports this may be the product for you, as they can be generated even if you don’t do your own modifications.

Find more information on the M4D White Light Scanner at http://rodin4d.com/en/Products/acquisition/m4d-scan 

Fastscan2 Laser Scanner

This product is manufactured by Polhemus and distributed by Boston O&P.

This is the top of the line product in our arsenal of scanning options. More sophisticated than the structure sensor, simpler to use than the White Light, with premium accuracy. This uses laser technology (consistent light-Class 1 eye safe) to capture the patient’s anatomy.

This is the top of the line scanning device. It’s simple to use and can scan all body parts - torso, arms, legs, and cranial. It also does not require the use of a shoulder covering, which some feel is a significant benefit from a simplicity point of view.

This product can be used as a standalone scanner or files can be imported into Rodin4d software for modification and reporting.

This product does not have the capacity to produce cranial reports on its own. You can add Rodin software to create reports or have reports generated by Boston O&P for a nominal fee.

Boston O&P will help with the financing of this option.

Find more information on the Fastscan2 Laser Scanner at https://polhemus.com/scanning-digitizing/fastscan/      

Rodin4D Modification Software

We are a US distributor for Rodin4D modification software. All three of these scanning options work with Rodin. If you are interested in doing your own modifications to products we welcome it. If you would like to take advantage of our modification expertise, we would welcome that as well.

Integration between Boston O&P, scanning options and Rodin modification software is simple. We will conduct in-person training on using a scanner, modifying scans (if interested) and then exporting files to us. For the software, we offer support via on line training, through our regularly offered courses, or one on one training, if necessary.

One thing you can count on is that we will be with you every step of the way until you are completely comfortable with the entire process.